Having 2k Sports put out that abomination of football gheyness this year really lit a fire under EA to rework pretty much everything.
This season on Next Gen is going to be BAD FUCKING ASS
I am going to be missing out on about 3 months worth of WoW
All the game mechanics in NCAA and MADDEN have been reworked and the Campus Legend mode in NCAA is the shizzle!
You start out playing in the State playoffs in High School at a position you choose, you play your games and try to advance to the State Championship where College scouts are peeping you out and making assesments on your ability. Then you are offered scholarships or you can walk on, they also show you where you sit in the depth chart at the various schools. Then play 4 seasons and enter the draft in Madden's Superstar mode....
They have totally reworked the camera angles for Campus Legend and Superstar modes... The camera stays on you but if you play these last you then you know that it was some crazy angle bullshit... not so this year you can see everything but as the play advances downfield the camera still stays on you.
All the gameplay footage looks amazing and all the additions in the game are bad ass too
I hate Madden. The lack of presentation takes my incentive to win away. ESPN NFL 2k5 was the king of presentation and I really loved watching replays of my best plays at half-time and post game. Madden has none of that. If they add it in, I may start liking it a bit better, but the passing game in Madden still blows.
I didnt like Espn 2k5... Im a Madden fanboi and EA fanboi but Im not a ignorant sheep.. I played a good bit of ESPN and I just didnt like the gameplay feel... although the revamped gameplay in just the vids I have seen this year for both EA games look insane
I never liked Madden's gameplay. I just think it had, and still has as of Madden 2007, too many cheese plays. You know, one play that will always get you a good chunk of yardage. You can't run it all the time, but it's there when you need it every time. I also found the running game ridiculously hard in Madden thanks to the craptacular blocking by the o-line.
Anyhow, football is what it is. At this point I want better presentation and atmosphere than gameplay. The more they mess with the gameplay, the more they break it it seems to me.